Activists want to make Tucson the first sanctuary city in Arizona.
KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona, reports the advocacy group the People's Defense Initiative is collecting signatures to place an initiative on the November 2019 ballot asking voters to approve a measure deeming Tucson a sanctuary city.
People's Defense Initiative Director Zaira Livier says Tucson has a long valuable history in protecting its "undocumented neighbors."
Under the proposal, police officers and city employees would be prohibited from detaining anyone based on immigration status.
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The group has until July 5 to collect more than 9,000 valid signatures.